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How Daredevil Became Marvel’s Biggest Triumph Yet

Netflix and Marvel promised that <i>Daredevil</i>, a new series based on the popular comic-book character, would be something different. But, after watching the 13 episodes that debuted over the weekend, it’s genuinely impressive how well they committed to that promise, and genuinely exciting how that …

YouTube star iJustine on the secrets of getting attention — and 500M views

Justine “iJustine” Ezarik is a social media star, with frequent TV appearances, 500 million YouTube views, 3.3 million subscribers across three channels, 1.7 million Twitter followers, and a core audience among gamers and nerds.<p>Game companies want to get attention for their games in a crowded, $95 …

Apple is giving Netflix and Hulu a pass on its 30 percent tax

A lower subscription fee from Apple could make its Apple TV a serious option for cable channels<p>Apple has been charging a 30 percent subscription fee to publishers using subscription models in its App Stores since 2011, but it looks like that practice hasn't been extended to the Apple TV. According …

Smart TV

Ikea Introduces a Line of Tables, Lamps, and Desks That Can Wirelessly Charge Smartphones

Swedish affordable furniture manufacturing giant Ikea was on hand at the Mobile World Congress consumer electronics show in Barcelona, Spain this …

Furniture

Deal: Bayit Smart Wi-Fi Socket for $40, Showcased at CES

Featured at this year’s CES, the <b>Bayit Smart WiFi Socket</b> is currently available in the DL Deals Store, down from its usual price of $50, to just …

Google is becoming a wireless carrier

Soon, you will be able to buy a smartphone not through Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile -- but with Google Wireless.<p>Google (GOOGL) will start selling cell phone service, the company's products chief Sundar Pichai announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. Google will formally …

Android News

Xiaomi Introduces A GoPro-Style Action Camera That Costs Just $64

Xiaomi is back with another reminder that it doesn’t just make phones. (Despite dethroning Samsung as the top selling smartphone company in China.) Xiaomi’s latest device is a GoPro-like camera which, as we’ve come to expect, is selling for a fraction of its U.S. rival’s price.<p>A GoPro Hero, the …

Mobile

Coachella Who? 16 of the Coolest, Most Affordable Summer Music Festivals

Music makes the world go ’round, making us feel productive, inspired and energized. We’re huge fans of powerhouse music festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, except for when tickets sell out fast and are oh-so expensive. This year, try switching up your music game and experiencing an …

Festivals

Xiaomi releases a $63 GoPro competitor (with optional selfie stick)

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is breaking into the sports camera industry with a low-cost camera retailing at only RMB399 (US$63). The GoPro-style gadget is also offered in a RMB499 version, which includes an accompanying selfie stick.<p>Dubbed as YiCamera (our translation), the new product is made …

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara on Windows, Streaming and Sony: The Code/Media Interview

Technology means movie- and TV-watchers have more choices than ever. That's a mixed bag for Hollywood.<p>One part of running a big Hollywood studio hasn’t changed over the years: You try to make movies people want to see, and then wait and see if you’re right.<p>Just about everything else is in flux, …

Media Industry

Dolby's stereoscopic virtual reality proves utterly terrifying

Dolby has brought its Atmos surround sound experience to cinematic virtual reality by partnering with VR filmmakers Jaunt to create 360-degree …

Apple’s Streaming Music Service Will Debut In June

Apple’s streaming music service, which will be a totally overhauled version of Beats but with iTunes branding and tighter integration with Apple’s own devices and software, will make its official debut in June, likely at WWDC. A source with knowledge of the company’s current plans tells TechCrunch …

App Store

This Tumblr Pairs Medieval Art with Rappers, and It's Brilliant

Gives new meaning to the expression "hip-hop royalty."<p>If you've ever looked at a photo of a blinged-out Rick Ross and thought, <i>Dude totally looks like Henry VIII</i>, there's a new Tumblr for you. The site, B4 XVI (a.k.a. beforesixteen), juxtaposes famous rappers with medieval and Renaissance artwork …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The must-see gadgets from Mobile World Congress 2015

Gear & Gadgets

Valve boss Gabe Newell says 'zero percent of people' get nauseous using the Vive VR headset

The Oculus Rift was first announced in 2012. Backed by a Kickstarter campaign, it also kickstarted a surge of excitement for a new wave of virtual reality devices. Now three years later, and although excitement is still high, progress has been slow. Developers have the tech, but have blamed our own …

Virtual Reality

Zynga’s Dawn of Titans features thousands of soldiers fighting on an iPad screen

<i>Click here for all of GamesBeat’s 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage.</i><p>Zynga’s NaturalMotion game studio has made an impressive technological leap with its Dawn of Titans game that I saw in a preview. NaturalMotion’s developers went to a lot of trouble creating a battle full of thousands of …

SMASHD

Scottish startup PureLiFi raises $2M to create wireless networks from light bulbs

Scottish startup PureLiFi has announced a £1.5 million ($2.25 million) funding round — valuing the company at £14 million ($21 million) — as it looks to introduce Internet connectivity via light bulbs around the world.<p>Founded in 2012, PureLiFi — previously known as PureVLC — is a spin-out from the …

DreamWorks Animation's box-office flops may result in 400 job cuts

DreamWorks Animation SKG, the upstart studio that once rivaledWalt Disney Studiosin mining box-office gold from animated features, is embarking on a fresh round of layoffs following a string of disappointing releases.<p>DreamWorks is looking to shave as many as 400 jobs, or about 20% of its California …

Sling TV's success, selfie brushes and other stories you might've missed this week

This week has been a doozy: We got an update on Google's Project Ara, learned about the possible future of television from our Best of CES winner, watched a Beachbot draw Disney characters on the shoreline, oh, and did we mention our hands-on with a selfie brush? (C'mon, you know you're at least a …

Google Glass
Internet of Things

Internet of Things Needs Industry Cooperation to Make It Big

Your TV knows who's sitting in front of it. Your light bulbs know when someone's in the room. Your sleep monitor knows when you're dreaming. The "Internet of Things" is invading our homes, but these connected devices face a big challenge: They all speak different digital languages. And chances are …

Internet of Things

The Scout Alarm Is Always Prepared To Keep Your Home Safe

I live in a fourth floor walkup in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The building is old — I have to hide from hot water in the shower whenever a neighbor flushes their toilet and my floor is legitimately slanted toward one side of the house. My across-the-hall neighbor has come home to a broken-in, robbed …

For $29, this wearable has ‘no display, no lights, no gimmicks’ — but it could be indispensible

Bob Olodort spent years working as a consulting designer for Samsung, in the years before the iPhone turned the phone industry upside down.<p>Four times a year, he’d visit Samsung headquarters in South Korea to present a handful of elegant, innovative phone designs that he had created, each one …

Uber partners with Spotify to offer passenger-controlled song streaming in its cars

Today Uber and Spotify confirmed that they’ve inked a deal to bring Spotify’s music streaming service into Uber cars. The service will be available in the following 10 cities starting November 21: London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, …

Disney Finds Magic in Reciprocity Marketing

<b>A healthy change is taking place: Consumers are demanding that brands engage them in conversations versus one-way blasts.</b><p>But for this to be effective, both consumers and marketers have to change previous behaviors.<p>Consumers have to recognize that to receive more relevant and personalized …

Customer Experience

A Master Class In Marketing Taught By Taylor Swift

I was performing my thrice-daily ritual of perusing iTunes when a piece of art caught my eye. It was a Polaroid photo of a girl that brought me right back to the 1980s. Coincidentally, it was the cover art for Taylor Swift’s new album, <i>1989</i>, which launches at the end of this month.<p>Now, I am no …